After a robust decade working for the US Forest Service in three states, I focused my attention on the most remote corners of the Grand Canyon, wrangling invasive plants for NGOs and the Park Service.

A two-year stint in China taught me how to code tunnels through the Great Firewall, while three years managing a remote rainforest research project in West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia honed my skills with databases, and project management, before launching my career in journalism.

I now split my time between advocating for, designing, building and maintaining trails on public lands, free-lance computer programming, and mitigating avalanches.


  • MSc: Chinese Academy of Science (Ecology)
  • BA: Texas Tech University (Philosophy/Biology)

professional endeavors

  • Non-profit Director & Project Manager - Enchanted Circle Trails Association
  • Professional Ski Patroller - New Mexico
  • Trail Planner / GIS Specialist - New Mexico
  • JS, PHP, MySQL Developer - Virtually, Anywhere
  • Mountain Bike Coach - New Mexico
  • Journalist / Guidebook Author - Wherever there's a story
  • Ecology Research Manager - Borneo, Indonesia
  • Field Ecology Tech - Grand Canyon
  • Invasive Plant Manager / Conservation Crew Leader - Grand Canyon
  • Conservation Crew Leader - Washington
  • Wilderness Monitoring Program Manager - Colorado
  • Dog Musher / Concession Manager - Wyoming
  • Outdoor Educator - Texas
  • Wildland Firefigher - Wyoming
  • Wilderness Ranger / Trail Crew - Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska
  • Outdoor Rec Guide (climbing, backpacking, boating, skiing) - Lots'a places